Méabh de Brún is an award-winning actor, playwright and writer who explores difficult subjects through black comedy and dark fantasy. She is a finalist for the Francis MacManus Short Story Award, and received the DCLI/ACDI Playwriting Award for her first one-act play Dead Man’s Bells, which picked up eight festival awards overall, one of which was her award for Best Actor.
In 2021 her first full-length play 'GRAND' was staged as a rehearsed reading by Prime Cut Productions featuring a cast of industry professionals, and her play 'And Tomorrow I'll Dance With You' was staged as a rehearsed reading as part of The New Theatre's New Writing Development Week, in which she played the part of 'Fiadh'. In 2021 'And Tomorrow I'll Dance With You' was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Playwriting, and she received an Agility Award for her work in theatre from the Irish Arts Council.
She is a recipient of the Tyrone Guthrie writer's bursary and her short fiction can be found in such publications as The Stinging Fly, Banshee Lit, Mysterion Magazine, Giganotosaurous and more. In 2020 she placed in the top 3% of applicants for the BBC's Writer's Room, out of 3,590 scripts. In 2021 the script for her short film 'Locked' was a finalist in the Kerry International Film Festival's script competition.
She is a voice actor, and is currently performing in 'The Silt Verses' from the makers of 'I Am In Eskew', 'Omen' from the producers of 'Girl In Space' and the upcoming 'The Secret of St. Kilda' from Haggis and Dragons Productions. She has written and will feature in the upcoming audio-play 'High Spirits' as part of Near FM's 2022 audio-play anthology.
She lives and works in Kerry, Ireland, and is a very proud recipient of the Valentino Scholarship for Emerging Writers, as presented by Tomi Adeyemi's Writer's Roadmap and Maison Valentino. This year she was awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary to write her first novel.